EmployAbility Work Experience programme

Helping jobseekers to gain work experience and employers to find workers. WorkPlace is designed to bring people who need jobs together with people who can provide jobs for a 5 – 7 week trial period, with no strings attached. As an employer, WorkPlace gives you the chance to find out if somebody is right for the job before you make a final decision.

The Wage Subsidy Scheme

The wage subsidy scheme is operated by the Department of Social Protection. It provides financial support (€5.30 per hour) to employers, outside the public sector, who employ people with disabilities who work a minimum of 21 per a week.


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Workplace Equipment / Adaptation Grant (WEAG)

Provides funding for a person with a disability who is starting or already in employment to make their workplace more accessible or equipment easier to use.

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Job Interview - Interpreter Grant (JIIG)

Grant for an interpreter to accompany a person with a speech or hearing impairment to a job interview.


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Personal Reader Grant (PRG)

Provides funding to employ a personal reader to assist someone who is blind or visually impaired in their work.


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Employee Retention Grant Scheme (ERGS)

Aims to help employers retain employees who become disabled through sickness or injury.


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Disability Awareness Training for Employers

Grants to employers to assist with the cost of disability awareness training.  A grant is available to all organisations in the private sector towards providing disability awareness training to their staff. The disability awareness training support scheme is intended to assist in the integration of people with disabilities into the workplace and to eliminate mistaken perceptions about people with disabilities and their capacity to be productive and effective colleagues and employees.


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Back To Work Enterprise Allowance

People on certain disability payments may qualify for the Department of Social & Family Affairs Back To Work Enterprise Allowance.


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